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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Heceta Head Suggestions, Re-Works


Taken last year on a rainy day. I have posted a small original also in case anyone wants to have a play. Comments appreciated thanks in advance, Barbara




Feb 22, 2012 at 04:36 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Heceta Head Suggestions, Re-Works


It's a nice shot but I find the foreground dominating and throwing off the balance created by the tree line dissecting the frame on the diagonal leading tree line connecting the house and rock that form ping-pong focal points in the background. Also the contrast of the bright sky is a distraction pulling attention to the left and up...

Here's my edit:

http://super.nova.org/EDITS/Seascape.jpg

The crop gives is a more panoramic feel and minimizes the visual "mass" of the lower right corner. I used screen, and soft light adjustment layers to brighten and add contrast to the cliff and house, but still retain the veil of fog. I used selective over-sharpening on the cliff under the house to pull out its texture but blurred and darkened sky and the foreground. I also applied lens blur to the foreground with a masked duplicate layer to take the sharp edges off the rocks and make it less interesting and distracting. The rule was sampled from the sky on top and the mat is a dark shade of blue.



Feb 22, 2012 at 09:50 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Heceta Head Suggestions, Re-Works


Karen, yes that is an option I haven't pursued yet. Thanks for your insight.

Chuck, I like the crop you applied to the image and agree it helps to remove the distracting foreground. The overall image seem more balanced.

Bob, yes another sunny day at the beach I don't mind the darkness as the image was taken near sunset.

I will spend some more time trying different options presented. Thank you for all the suggestions. Barbara



Feb 23, 2012 at 12:18 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Heceta Head Suggestions, Re-Works


I should have said and did not, used Color Efex Pro 3 and Viveza pretty much for whole rework, if that helps.

Bob



Feb 23, 2012 at 12:28 AM
 

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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Heceta Head Suggestions, Re-Works


Yes, that is what I am using. Viveza 2, Color Efex 4 along with some additional adjustments in CS5.


Feb 23, 2012 at 12:46 AM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Heceta Head Suggestions, Re-Works


Tonal Contrast filter did wonders knocking down pixelation in sky.


Feb 23, 2012 at 12:47 AM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Heceta Head Suggestions, Re-Works


pdx-B-Rad, it looks like your coming along just fine in your use of CS5. Thanks for your re-work and description of steps used.

Kent, congratulations on the upgrade to a new computer system and CS5. It appears that you finally got rid of your color cast issues that I noticed on some previous posts. I like the last 2 re-works the best. I haven't tried a version in B/W yet but I will.



Feb 24, 2012 at 04:50 PM







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